FREE NYC with Kids: 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival

dumbo arts festival

The DUMBO Arts Festival returns this year to showcase local, national and international artwork amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the New York Cityskyline.  The multidisciplinary Festival will include visual and performance art, open studios, music and literature, family programming and more.  The Festival runs from September 23-25, 2011, in the DUMBO neighborhood ofBrooklyn, New York. The Festival, currently in its 15th year, will present artwork in DUMBO studios, galleries, storefronts, performances venues, Read More


The Picasso Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Yesterday I decided to take some time out and do something I'd wanted to do for a while: go into the city and hit the Picasso exhibit at the Met.  Since the very first time I went to the Picasso Museum in Paris, and then to the one in Barcelona, I became a huge fan of this famous artist and was eager to see the Met's collection before it closes on August 15th.  Picasso is not only one of my favorite artists, but one of the most pivotal artists of our time. Read More


PBS Kids Club at the Noguchi Museum


This past Sunday, we, along with forty Kids Club Thirteen members, were treated to a unique afternoon at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens.  It's a very special place, actually the first and only museum in the country to be founded by an artist during his lifetime.  The collection focuses on Iasamu Noguchi's extensive productions.  As part of the PBS Kids team, the kids created a Bendaroos art sculpture and participated in a treasure hunt around the museum.  I had never been to the Noguchi Museum before and it was quite an incredible Read More


Join PBS Kids Club Thirteen at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens


On, Sunday, July 11th, 11:00-2:00pm, Kids Club Thirteen Members are in for a special afternoon of music and art at the Noguchi Museum. Featured activities in the Member-Zone include a hands-on musical project, Bendaroos art sculpture, and an instrument-themed episode from the PBS Kids show, Design Squad. Stick around in the afternoon for a performance in the garden by Talujon Percussion Quartet. Admission to the museum is free for Kids Club Members only, as is participation in the activities. Not a member? Join before you go – click here. Kids Read More


The Jewish Museum Presents Curious George Family Activities this Summer


We love Curious George here on the Culture Mom Blog.  We gave away tickets to the current exhibit going on at the Jewish Museum several months ago. The Jewish Museum is presenting family activities during July and August in conjunction with its exhibition, Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey.  Highlights include Milkshake in concert on Sunday, July 11.  There will also be free Art Adventure Mondays gallery tours and activities from July 12 to August 16; free drop-in art workshops Sundays through August 1 and Read More


Promenade des Artists Larchmont Art Walk


Take a stroll through Larchmont this weekend and enjoy the works of 40 French artists on display in local homes. Westchester Accueil is holding its 10th annual “Promenade des Artists” on Friday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Participants may obtain a map from the Reception House at 25 Summit Avenue. A portion of the art sales are to benefit the Abraham House in the Bronx and Entraide Francaise. Visit the website for additional information. Read More